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Robin Cottage, Little Compton

Sleeps 5 | Ref: RC

3 bedroomsPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyReal fireGarden

Robin Cottage is an immaculate Cotswold stone cottage, refurbished to a very high standard and retaining a wealth of character features, as well as a beautiful enclosed garden. Located in the peaceful village of Little Compton, the cottage is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding Cotswolds region.

  • Village: Little Compton
  • Sleeps : 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Key features:
    • Pub nearby
    • Broadband internet
    • Children allowed
    • Real fire
    • Garden
  • Ref.: RC
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: Yes
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

House

Robin Cottage

Summary

One of a short row of Cotswold stone cottages in a picturesque village, Robin Cottage is immaculately presented and has a beautiful, enclosed front garden. The village of Little Compton has a well-regarded pub, The Red Lion, as well as being located close to the beautiful market towns of Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold. Many walks through the stunning Cotswolds countryside are available on the doorstep and the cottage is within easy reach of numerous attractions.

Robin cottage dates back to 1842 and has recently been stunningly refurbished, to show off many character features, including exposed stone walls, wooden beams, oak doors and a wood burning stove in the living room. Complementing these character features, the cottage has modern facilities, including wireless internet access and Freeview TV.

Robin Cottage sleeps five people, in three bedrooms, with a beautiful family bathroom. There is plentiful, quiet street parking available. The cottage is an ideal location for a family holiday or for groups of friends seeking a beautiful country retreat.

Description

Robin Cottage is accessed via a beautiful, enclosed, south facing front garden, which contains an outdoor table and seating.

The front door opens into a good sized hallway, off which the main open plan ground floor rooms are:

  • Living room: a spacious, yet cosy room, with character features including oak beams, a wood burning stove and a lovely antique writing desk. There is comfortable seating for five and a Freeview TV, with DVD player. Oak doors open into a utility room, which includes a freezer and a washing machine;
  • Dining room: Contains a wooden table, with seating for six, as well as a beautiful Welsh dresser. There are French doors leading out to the back garden and a flagstone floor, which runs into the adjoining open plan kitchen;
  • Kitchen: Contains a large range cooker, microwave, toaster, dishwasher and fridge.

Returning to the hallway, stairs lead up to a lovely first floor landing, with exposed oak beams and stone walls. Leading off the landing are three bedrooms and a family bathroom:

  • Bedroom 1: Contains a king size bed;
  • Bedroom 2: Contains two 75cm wide single beds, which can be joined together to form a king size bed;
  • Bedroom 3: Contains a single bed;
  • Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, basin and toilet.

As well as the large front garden, there is also a rear courtyard garden, accessed via French doors from the dining room. This tranquil, gravelled area is enclosed (please note that there is a right of access through the garden for the next door neighbour) and contains an outdoor table and seating, a chiminea and a barbeque. There is a storage shed in the back garden, which contains a tumble dryer.

Floorplan

Floorplan new

 

Key Features

Payment

For bookings commencing more than 12 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 12 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits

Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

Occupancy

The maximum occupancy of the property is five guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.

Pets

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

  • Bedroom 1: King size bed
  • Bedroom 2: Two 75cm wide single beds OR one king size bed
  • Bedroom 3: Single bed

Bathrooms

  • Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs

The property has an electric central heating system.

Electricity and gas are included in the letting price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and logs are provided under a fair usage policy (there is an honesty box for contributions towards the cost of logs used).

Please note that free logs are normally available, but, on occasion, there may be situations when the previous guests have used up all the logs and the log supply cannot be replenished immediately.

Services provided

The property has free wireless internet access and a Freeview TV with DVD player. A cordless telephone is also provided, with an honesty box for the cost of calls made (there is an international bar on the telephone).

Guests should be aware that mobile phone reception can be very poor.

Parking

Free, quiet on-street parking is available, outside the cottage.

Housekeeping

Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay clean, bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen) and high chair are provided.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety

Robin Cottage is an old property and has some features, including low beams and two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

The low lying nature of the bedroom windows could pose a hazard to children. Window locks are provided and guests should be aware of the need to supervise children in these areas.

There is a brook, served by a culvert, on the opposite side of the road to the property, which could pose a hazard to children. Guests should be aware of the need to supervise children and it would be prudent to keep the front gate to the property shut.

Smoking

No smoking is permitted throughout the property.

Photographs

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Location

Little Compton, local market towns and The Cotswolds

Little Compton

The picturesque village of Little Compton forms the southernmost tip of Warwickshire, between Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The village lies in a “combe” or valley, from which the name Compton is derived and the epithet “Little” distinguishes it from the neighbouring Long Compton.

Little Compton is a typical small Cotswold village, with a beautiful Jacobean manor house, an old church and a local pub, The Red Lion, which is featured in the Good Pub Guide. There is also a children’s playground in the village.

Manor_House

Little Compton Manor House in 1910

The oldest parts of the Manor House date from the 15th Century and were originally the grange of the Tewkesbury Monks, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry VIII. Amongst a number of former notable owners is William Juxon, Bishop of London, who was an adviser to Charles I during the English Civil War. He was the only priest to accompany the king to the scaffold at his execution. William was later appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Charles II, Charles I’s son, upon the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

The Four Shires Stone is located close to Little Compton, marking the historic meeting point of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh is one of the principal market towns in the North Cotswolds, situated on the Fosse Way and served by the main line railway from London Paddington. The town was granted its market charter in 1227 and there still is a busy Tuesday market, with about 200 stalls attracting many visitors.

Moreton has been a traveller's town for at least 1700 years and was used as a coaching station before the coming of the Oxford to Worcester railway in 1853. The oldest building is likely to be the 16th century Curfew tower on the High Street, whose bell was rung nightly until 1860 to remind people of the risk of fire. The High Street has many elegant 17th and 18th century inns and houses, including the Redesdale Market Hall in the centre of the town.

Moreton_Market

Redesdale Hall on market day

Moreton has a wide range of pubs, inns, hotels, tea shops and restaurants.

Chipping Norton

Chipping Norton is the highest town in Oxfordshire, situated on the western slopes of a hillside that was once the site of a Norman castle. “Chipping” is believed to derive from “ceapen”, an old English word meaning market. There has been a market in Chipping Norton since the 13th century and it was a major wool-trading town in the 15th century. The great “wool” church of St Mary, built in perpendicular style, testifies to its prosperity.

St_Marys_Church

The church has one of the finest interiors among the great Cotswold churches. The slender supporting pillars and the clerestory windows form an almost continuous band of glass above the nave, to give the church a feeling of great height and lightness. The church is also noted for its unusual hexagonal porch, with vaulted ceiling.

The lively little town has a vibrancy about it, but remains unpretentious and the everyday lives of those who live and work there have so far not been overshadowed by the effects of tourism - it is a “real” Cotswold town with “real” shops, fondly known as “Chippy” to the locals. It is also known, importantly, for having the last fish and chip shop for 30 miles in the Cheltenham direction.

Chipping Norton offers the visitor plenty of retail therapy, including several antique shops and a wide selection of restaurants, inns and pubs.

Stow-on-the-Wold

Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.

Market_shot

Along with Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-in-the-Water, Stow is one of the best known of the small Cotswold towns. It is the highest point in the Cotswolds, standing on top of an 800 feet hill, and is situated at the meeting place of seven roads, including the Roman Fosse Way, which runs from Exeter to Lincoln in an almost straight line.

Iron Age people were the first to settle in Stow, but there is also evidence of earlier settlements in this part of the Cotswolds, as Stone Age and Bronze Age burial mounds are common throughout the area. The first name of the town was Stow St. Edward or Edwardstow after the town's patron saint Edward, probably Edward the Martyr.

Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.

It is this traditional character, and therefore individuality, combined with the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings, that make Stow so popular with tourists looking for ‘picture-postcard’ England. The town’s tourist trade makes it possible for Stow to support many more good hotels, B&B’s, pubs and restaurants than most other towns with a population of around 2,000.

Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century. Famous places close to the Cotswolds include Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival, and the beautiful university city of Oxford.

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.

Information on things to do in the Cotswolds is provided in the Activities tab and places to eat and drink are listed in the Food & drink tab.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Little Compton

Little Compton has a pub in the village and a further pub within walking distance:

  • The Red Lion, Little Compton (www.theredlionlittlecompton.co.uk): A traditional Cotswold stone building, set in a large mature garden, the building features exposed stone walls and beams, inglenook fireplaces and real fires in the cold months. Beers include Donnington cask ales brewed locally in Donnington, near Stow-on-the-Wold. The restaurant offers a wide range of freshly prepared dishes and, like the wine list, the menu is designed to appeal to all tastes and budgets. The lounge bar leading to the restaurant has an inglenook fireplace and there is also a public bar, where dog lovers can enjoy a pint or two after one of those long Cotswolds walks, next to another inglenook fire place.

Red_Lion

  • The Greedy Goose, Chastleton (www.thegreedygoosemoreton.co.uk): A mile away from the village, this Gastro Pub has a lively and welcoming atmosphere and aims to provide the highest standards of freshly cooked food and drink. Offering a memorable dining experience of quality, friendly service and fine ambience, there is an extensive menu and an appropriate wine is recommended to complement each dish. The pub takes pride in sourcing their produce locally where possible, supporting the local community whilst also enhancing the quality of food provided by the excellent chef.

Greedy_Goose

Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton has numerous places to eat and drink, with a range of cuisines and prices to suit all tastes and budgets. The list below is a small sample of the range of options available:

  • Redesdale Arms (www.redesdalearms.com): Menus at the Redesdale Arms Hotel are a blend of modern international cooking and traditional British favourites, delicious when given a contemporary twist by the team in the kitchen. Eat in one of the refurbished restaurants, on the garden terrace or in the bar next to the log fires. The finest local ingredients are used, including Cotswold meat and locally grown vegetables, with daily specials including local game and fresh Cornish seafood.
  • The White Hart Royal (www.whitehartroyal.co.uk): The kitchen team use fresh local ingredients to produce cuisine that is contemporary English a la carte or traditional pub classic. To complement the menus there is an extensive cellar of specially selected new and old world wines. You can dine in the Courtyard Restaurant, al fresco in the courtyard or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Snug Bar with its stone-flagged floor and large Inglenook fireplace;

White Heart

  • The Spice Room (www.spiceroomrestaurant.com): The Spice Room Restaurant is a family-owned and family-operated Indian Restaurant, with over 12 years of experience cooking and serving the best and tastiest Indian cookery. All the food is made to order with the freshest ingredients.

Moreton has a Tesco Express, a Budgens and a Co-op for regular food purchases and, for a special treat, there are a number of delicatessens specialising in local produce, including:

  • The Cotswold Cheese Company (www.cotswoldcheese.com): The store stocks more than 80 different artisan and farmhouse cheeses, with a real focus on local quality producers, followed by British territorial cheese (Cheshires, Lancashires, Caerphilly etc.) and then focussing on very high quality French, Spanish & Italian cheese. To complement the cheese, the store also sells a wide range of cheese accompaniments and other deli essentials including local breads, biscuits & crackers for cheese, chutneys & local potted meats and pate's.

North Cotswolds

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets.

The list below focuses on the traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds:

We recommend phoning in advance, to check opening times and availability of food, especially during the quieter months of the year. Many pubs accept children and dogs, but you should always check this in advance.

Activities

Activities

There are numerous tourist activities in and around the Cotswolds and the list below is a small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available. Further information is available from Tourist Information centres, which are located in the following North Cotswold towns:

  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Woodstock
  • Broadway
  • Chipping Campden
  • Burford
  • Chipping Norton

Historical buildings, stately homes and gardens

  • Batsford Arboretum & Wild Garden, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB (www.batsarb.co.uk): Set in 56 acres of natural beauty and once home to the famous Mitford family. Meandering paths wander through glades and alongside streams. A garden of peace and tranquillity for all seasons;
  • Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ (www.berkeley-castle.com): England’s oldest inhabited castle. Over 24 generations of Berkeleys have transformed a savage Norman fortress into a stately home full of treasures. Learn about murder, mystery and plotting, then enjoy the grounds, adjacent Butterfly Farm and church;
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PX (www.blenheimpalace.com): A World Heritage site and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is one of the finest private houses in England. It is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of spectacular Capability Brown parkland and award-winning formal gardens;
  • Broadway Tower Country Park, Broadway WR12 7LB (www.broadwaytower.co.uk): A unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. Displays, roof viewing platform, shop and Red Deer Park are a must for Cotswold visits. Broadway Tower is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and offers unrivalled views over a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 counties;
  • Broughton Castle, Banbury OX15 5EB (www.broughtoncastle.com): This historic 14th century moated castle, enlarged in the 16th century, has fine walled gardens with herbaceous borders, old roses and clipped box. Inside boasts splendid plaster ceilings, fireplaces and panelling. Described as "the most romantic house imaginable", Broughton Castle has won starring roles in many films, including The Madness of King George and Shakespeare in Love;
  • Chastleton House, near Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0SU (www.nationaltrust.co.uk/chastleton): A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant, as an impressive statement of wealth and power. Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time. With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting.
  • Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester GL1 2LX (www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk): A warm welcome awaits you at Gloucester Cathedral – one of the finest medieval buildings in the country. Here you will discover magnificent stained glass, royal tombs, fan-vaulted medieval cloisters and a rich musical heritage. Admission free but £5 donation requested;
  • Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe GL54 5PB (www.english-heritage.org.uk/hailes): Set in the beautiful western fringe of the Cotswolds surrounded by wooded pasture, the Abbey was one of the main centres of pilgrimage due to a phial said to contain the blood of Christ. The museum displays fine examples of sculpture and decorated tiles;
  • Hidcote, Chipping Campden GL55 6LR (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hidcote): Relax and unwind in one of the country's great gardens and experience for yourself the fulfilment of a quiet American's English fantasy. You'll never forget the exquisite garden rooms, each with its own unique character. Discover rare shrubs and trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world. The garden changes in harmony with the seasons, from vibrant spring bulbs to autumn's spectacular Red Border. Nestled in the Cotswolds with sweeping views across the Vale of Evesham, a visit to Hidcote is inspirational at any time of year;
  • Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick GL6 6TH (www.rococogarden.org.uk): The garden is situated in a hidden Cotswold valley. Its flamboyant design combines formality and informality and is a magical experience at any time of the year. Charming garden structures nestle next to informal plantings, herbaceous borders and a striking kitchen garden;
  • Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester GL7 6PF (www.rodmarton-manor.co.uk): Attractive Arts and Crafts House with original hand made furniture, painted pottery, wall hangings. A large garden of outdoor rooms with many parts including topiary, herbaceous borders and plenty of places to sit;
  • Snowshill Manor & Garden, Snowshill WR12 7JU (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshillmanor): Explore the treasures collected by one man with an eye for the unusual. Be intrigued by the story of Charles Wade, be amazed by his huge and varied collection from around the world and relax in the peaceful hillside garden;
  • Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe GL54 5JD (www.sudeleycastle.co.uk): Once the property of King Ethelred the Unready, later home of Queen Katherine Parr and garrison headquarters of Prince Rupert during the Civil War. Romantic ruins, award-winning gardens and one thousand years of fascinating history are among the many reasons to visit;
  • Sulgrave Manor, near Banbury OX17 2SD (www.sulgravemanor.org.uk): The ancestral home of the Washingtons in Britain. A compact Manor House - a gentle stroll through three centuries of English history in the company of a friendly and informative guide. The largest UK collection of George Washington memorabilia, demonstrating the British contribution to the origins of the USA, with a separate exhibition on George's life and career in the US;
  • Upton House & Gardens, Near Banbury OX15 6HT (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uptonhouse): Presented in its 1930s heyday, this handsome country mansion contains world-class art collections. Delve into the story of a millionaire’s life, hear stories, play games, relax and read magazines or journals. Wander through the beautiful gardens, with sweeping lawns, terraced borders and a kitchen garden which supplies the restaurant;
  • Warwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QU (www.warwick-castle.com): Britain's greatest mediaeval experience. From a mediaeval household in the Kingmaker exhibition to a Victorian 'Royal Weekend Party'. Kingmaker feasts and Highwayman Suppers most Fridays and Saturdays;
  • Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS (www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt): Spectacular all year round, the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum contains one of Europe’s finest collections of trees and shrubs. 17 miles of paths to explore, it is a magical place to visit for the whole family. Famous for its beautiful displays of autumn colour, a popular place to visit in spring for the flowering rhododendrons and in the summer for the Festival of the Tree.

Wildlife

  • Birdland – Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BN (www.birdland.co.uk): A natural setting of woodland, river and gardens inhabited by over 500 birds; flamingos, pelicans, penguins and cranes in various water habitats. Over 50 aviaries of parrots, hornbills, toucans and many more. Discovery Zone (indoor education area) and Marshmouth Reserve (2.5 acre nature reserve). Take time to wander and relax in this tranquil environment. Plus Penguin Café, picnic areas, play area and gift shop. The only group of King Penguins in England;
  • Cotswold Falconry Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9AB (www.cotswold-falconry.co.uk): Eagles, hawks, kites, owls, vultures and falcons are flown throughout the day giving you a chance to appreciate their speed, grace, agility and their close relationship with the falconer. You can enjoy these wonderful birds and think positively about their conservation;
  • Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power GL54 5UG (www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk): As featured on BBC’s Countryfile, this is a rare farm treat for all the family, offering the chance to meet over 50 breeding flocks and herds of farm animals. Seasonal demonstrations, adventure playground, Touch Barn, Fun Barn, Maze Quest and Jumping Pillows. Gift shop and Cotswold Kitchen;
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford OX18 4JW (www.cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk): The Park is set in 160 acres of parkland and is an attraction for all members of the family. There are over 250 species of animals from Leaf-cutting ants to White rhinos; giraffes were a major addition in 2010. You can walk with lemurs in the Madagascar enclosure, ride on the train and be inspired by the beautiful landscaping and seasonal displays throughout the Park;
  • Longleat Safari Park, Warminster BA12 7NW (www.longleat.co.uk): As featured on BBC’s Animal Park, Longleat is a “must do” for visitors of all ages! From Safari Park to Safari Boats, Hedge Maze to Adventure Castle and so much more.

Museums

  • Corinium Museum, Cirencester GL7 2BX (http://coriniummuseum.org/): Discover the ‘Treasures of the Cotswolds’ at the award-winning Corinium Museum. Trace the story of the Cotswolds from pre-history to the 19th century. See what life was like in Corinium, Roman Britain’s second largest town. Come face to face with Anglo-Saxons. Something for all the family. Also home to Cirencester Visitor Information Centre;
  • Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BY (www.cotswold-motor-museum.co.uk): Multi award-winning museum for all ages and ideal for families. Home to Brum – star of the children’s TV series. Classic cars. Quizzes, old fashioned toys and hands-on activities;
  • Roman Baths, Bath BA1 1LZ (www.romanbaths.co.uk): Around Britain’s only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in Northern Europe. This great temple and bathing complex still flows with natural hot water and its extensive remains lie beneath the centre of Bath. Brand new displays, costumed characters and free audioguides in 8 languages.

Other attractions

  • Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH (www.cheltenham.co.uk): One of Europe’s top racecourses, hosting the three day Open Meeting and the four day Festival in March. The Centaur is the region’s largest facility for exhibitions, conferences and concerts;
  • Clearwell Caves, near Coleford GL16 8JR (www.clearwellcaves.com): An incredible natural cave system tunnelled into by miners for more than 4,000 years in their search for iron ore and ochre pigments. Nine impressive caverns with mining equipment and displays throughout. ‘A great underground experience’ for all the family;
  • Cotswold Water Park, South Cerney GL7 5TL (www.waterpark.org): Explore this watery landscape, with loads of lakes, offering watersports, fishing, birdwatching and much, much more. Call in to the Gateway Information Centre to discover where to go and what to do;
  • Daylesford Organic Farm, near Kingham GL56 0YG (www.daylesfordorganic.com): The Harrods of farm shops! One of the most sustainable farms in the UK, located in 2,000 acres of beautiful countryside of the English Cotswolds, owned by Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford. Award-winning food in the farm shop and café and a host of things to see and do: farm tours and farm walks, cookery school and organic farm school, and relaxing treatments at the Hay Barn Spa;
  • Gloucester Antiques Centre, Gloucester GL1 5SF (www.gacl.co.uk): Gloucester Antiques Centre is one of the largest and longest established antiques centres in the UK. Over 100 specialist antiques dealers offering the widest range of antiques and collectables in the West of England. Enjoy light lunches, homemade cakes and refreshments in the café;
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington GL54 5DT (www.gwsr.com): The ‘Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ offers a scenic 20 mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, including the exciting Greet Tunnel, one of the longest on a preserved railway. Pop along and see the driver in his cab. Break your journey at picturesque Winchcombe station. Special events all year;
  • Oxford: Renowned for its history and heritage, exquisite architecture and ancient University, Oxford sits in the heart of England, just outside the Cotswolds;
  • The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AF (www.theoldnewinn.co.uk/village.htm): A model of the actual village built of Cotswold stone to 1/9 scale in 1937. The River Windrush flows under Bourton’s famous bridges. The beeches, cherries and chestnuts are all in miniature. Music in the churches and of course, the model of the model;
  • Stratford-upon-Avon: The birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, Stratford is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK.

Activities

  • Walking: Most people who visit the Cotswolds do some walking, even if it is just a stroll to the village pub! The area contains some of England’s most beautiful countryside and there are over 3,000 miles of public footpaths, to enable visitors to fully discover this rich landscape. Long distance trails in, or passing through, the Cotswolds include:

    • The Cotswold Way;
    • The Heart of England Way;
    • The Oxfordshire Way;
    • The Gloucestershire Way;
    • The Wardens' Way and Windrush Way;
    • The Macmillan Way;
    • The Monarchs Way;
    • The D'arcy Dalton Way;
    • The Wysis Way.

Further information and maps can be obtained from the local tourist information centres.

Spas

  • Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden (www.cotswoldhouse.com): Set in a converted coach house in the gardens, the Cotswold House Spa features treatment rooms, a superb hydrotherapy pool and Turkish hammam room;
  • Hay Barn Spa at Daylesford Organic, Daylesford (www.daylesfordorganic.com): A nourishing space for self-reflection, understanding and rejuvenation. Yoga, pilates and meditation classes, workshops hosted by visiting therapists, facials, massage treatments and consultations provide exceptional holistic care for the mind, body and spirit;
  • Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, Stow-on-the-Wold (www.wyckhillhousehotel.co.uk): Six therapy rooms, including one dual room. There is also a 12-seater steam room and sauna and relaxation area;
  • M Spa at Lapstone, Chipping Campden (www.mspa.so): Spoil yourself with the most progressive, comprehensive range of spa facial, bath and body experiences that deliver the most amazing results every time. Indulge in signature treatments to reconnect body, mind and soul, from head to toe and from outside in.

Map

Map

Robin Cottage is located on a quiet road, in the heart of the village of Little Compton.

Travelling by car

Robin Cottage is easily accessed by car, being located a few hundred yards from the A44, one of the main roads running through the North Cotswolds.

Travelling by train

The nearest railway station to Robin Cottage is Moreton-in-Marsh (approximately 4 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of approximately 90 minutes.

Travelling by Plane

Robin Cottage is within easy reach of a number of international airports:

  • Birmingham International Airport: 45 miles, approximately 60 minute drive;
  • Heathrow International Airport: 68 miles, approximately 90 minute drive;
  • Bristol International Airport: 76 miles, approximately 100 minute drive.

 

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Guestbook

Guest Feedback

Robin Cottage was originally launched as a Holiday Let with Character Cottages during Summer 2012. Following the sale of the property in late 2013, the cottage was re-lauched under new ownership from March 2014.

Other Customer Feedback:

21st - 24th June 2013.
Thank you for a lovely place to stay - we've so enjoyed the garden, the stove (cold enough even now!), local walks and the beautiful setting. It's been fantastically comfortable - a great place to celebrate a 70th birthday!
Ben, Georgie, Selena, adam & Jenny ( & Anna & Tim visiting!)

June 30, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage with us. We had a wonderful time here at your cozy cottage and enjoying the Cotswolds. Thank you for the lovely greeting of snacks and wine and milk. It was very useful as we arrived late.
Hope to meet one day, The Campbell Family.

July 2013 (1-5)
Beautiful cottage, very enjoyable stay, weather great!
Thank you for the lovely treats, kids loved the cake. A great time had by all the Loughlin family.
Thanks again, Rodney, Angela, Lewis & Adam.

July 14th 2013
Staying in your beautiful cottage this week has been an absolute DREAM. It didn't hurt that the weather has been absolutely fantastic as well. We got to have breakfast in the front garden, watch the many stars at night in the back yard and we had a great time exploring the Cotswolds.
I will be sharing some photos of the cottage on my personal style blog within the next few weeks so if you're interested to see house check out our www.fash-n-chips.com
THANK YOU!!
Christine & family Reehurst.

13th-20th May 2013
Like to thank you for a lovely and enjoyable stay. Hope to come back again. Beautiful lovely & cosy cottage.
Many thanks Liam, Annie & Anna.

7th - 9th May 2013
Great stay - Loved the Cotswold towns & architecture. Friends re-united!
Dean, Andrea, Lucy, Adiyah, Elsa & John.

3rd - 6th May 2013
"Totes Amaze-balls!"
Tonia, TyTy, Martin, Gulsen & David.

May 2nd 2013
Wonderful cottage! Glorious weather, what more could we desire? We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
Greetings from Holland!!!
Hannah, Derk, Ceesu, Evelijn & Caroline.

5 - 20 April 2013
We had a very happy break - the children loved it, as did we. Very well laid out and altogether great.
Al, Lucy, Bruno & Frankie.

April 2013
Perfect little cottage - great for a weekend away. love the interior design - gorgeous. I'd love to return.
Victoria - London

1st April 2013
We had a lovely stay, the cottage was lovely and cosy. Thank you.
John & Mary - Co Galway, Ireland

23rd - 29th March
We had a great time here in this lovely cottage. Everything worked perfectly and we slept especially well in the beds. We hope to visit it again during summer as the weather was cold. Many thanks!
Braudur, Anna, Emilia, Alma, Tomas & our dog.

1-3rd March 2013
We had a lovely time and the cottage is beautiful. Our fire building skills left a lot to be desired!
Holly, Laura, Fiona, Sarah & Mattie.

22 -25 Feb 2013
Chris, Sam, Harv the dog from Nottingham.
Had a fab time - really homely and relaxing cottage.
a few further instructions would be useful - re oven, recycling etc.
But had a great time! Many thanks!
*Owners' note; if the oven instructions have turned up in someone's suitcase, we'd be so grateful if you could return them! Very good point re re-cycling - will discuss feasibility with housekeeper

Feb 18th - 22nd 2013
We had a lovely short break at Robin Cottage. The weather was very kind to us although very cold! The cottage was very comfortable abd warm and cosy and supplied everything that we needed. Having the phone was an added bonus as mobile signal non existent but good to know that our family at home could reach us in an emergency. a wonderful stay,
Thank you x

Feb 8-11th 2013
Thank you for a lovely weekend apart from the weather which was awful, we had a lovely weekend. The cottage was perfect, everything we needed. the only thing we couldn't find was the stair gate .
Julia, Natalie, Hugh, Nasad & Luca x

03.02.13
Thank you so much for a fabulous stay - beautifully designed cottage in an idyllic location. we really appreciated all of your little kind touches - the wine and nibbles went down well! Very peaceful spot & we slept very well in the lovely beds with soft sheets. Heavenly! Thanks again & we will be back!
Anna & Henry, London.

21.1.03

Thank you very much for a wonderful few days. Loved the snow, fire, the beauty the peace & your gorgeous cottage.

Lauren, Sarah, Kel, Mel & Teneka.

03.12.12

Thank you for an amazing stay, and a relaxing break. This cottage truly felt home from home! We hope to see you again.

Jemma, Jon and Rocky

16.23.11

Wonderful cottage, very neat, well stocked. One of the cleanest we have stayed in. Apart from the English weather, a great week we had. 

Family Huismann, Netherlands

9 - 16.11.12

Thank you for a wonderfully quiet and relaxing cottage. The Red Lion is certainly recommended for food and service.

Andrew and Anne Gorham and friends

16 - 24.10.12

A beautiful cottage and wonderful village. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

Jamie and John Throckmorton, Atlanta, USA

11-14.10.12

A lovely cottage, fantastic pubs and beautiful walked in the countryside. What else do you need other than more time.

Jen, Ian and Blue Dog face

2 - 5.10.12

Had a fantastic time celebrating my 40th birthday with family. Cottage has everything, couldn't have asked for more. Thank you! x

17 - 21.09.12

THANK YOU - gorgeous cottage, lovely relaxing break. Thank you.

Strawberry and Simon Orr, Fulham

5 - 12.09.12

Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world with a v good local pub, and the weather was kind. Doesn't get much better than that.

M&N Hysel

31.08 - 3.09.12

The location and area are extremely beautiful. Thank you for providing such comfortable accommodations. 

Brian, Toronto

31.08 - 3.09.12

This was mine and Paul's second time in the Cotswolds - last time we stayed in a hotel but now we have four Robin Cottage, we know we will return here. The cottage was ideal - clean, cozy and very relaxing. This time we were accompanied by our friend from Canada, and the cottage was well situated for touring and exploring the Cotswolds. Still plenty to see in the area so we will be back.

Tracy and Paul Wright, London

8.30.12

We gratefully enjoyed our visit at Robin Cottage. It was a warm and cozy place. The smallness of the cottage made it seem very countryside type. The beds were cozy and warm. Robin Cottage was a nice place to stay at Cotswold. The cottage was full with all the needings which was very helpful. It was a beautiful sight to see the gardens. Thank you for having us as your grateful guests.

The Kim family.

26.08.12

Thanks for a lovely stay, we have enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and the surrounding countryside It was an unexpected pleasure to meet Richard, and his recommendation of Wyatt's farms hope (nearby at the Rollrights) was excellent.

Bernadette and Nigel Cass, York

17-19.08.12

Very excited to be your first visitors! Absolutely gorgeous cottage - so comfortable and homely. We can thoroughly recommend a day trip to Bourton, especially if you have young children. A visit to Daylesford farmshop is also an experience not to be missed! Will be back!

Leanne, Stephen, Finlay, 6, Amelie, 3, Southampton

- "We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again in the future. Thanks very much." - Jonathon, December 2012

- "We enjoyed our stay very much, very nice cottage, high standard and all items you need for a comfortable stay. The only bad point was the weather, that let us down, but the property was perfect, we left a positive message in the book in Robin cottage too!" - Roel, December 2012

- "Very sorry for late reply, yes we did enjoy our stay at Robin Cottage very much. The Cottage was very well equipped, clean and we found everything we needed. Nothing to complain about at all. Will definetely return to England next year, probably to a different area to see something new. Kind regards" - Ursula, October 2012

Inventory

Inventory

Our aim is for you to enjoy Robin Cottage as if it was your own home and this information is provided to ensure that you are aware of, and are able to use, all the facilities that are available. An updated inventory will follow in due course.


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